It was good to celebrate Christmas there with the whole family. It worked really well, we all had space to do our own thing if needed. Alan and I cooked Christmas lunch with no tears, arguments or temper rages. My Mother couldn't stop raving about how well we had done, and did happily relinquish control :-)
All in all, an excellent Christmas. I was pleased that I had a good 5 day break from the internet / email / blogs!!
After a final crisp, cold, walk in the park, we left at about midday on Saturday to catch the coach back to Heathrow. The plane was a bit delayed and we finally got home at about 11 o'clock last night.